About James

“It’s not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt

James L. Clark providing medical care in Haiti after the 2010 earthquakeJames L. Clark believes his purpose on planet Earth is to serve others by being a loving, passionate, and powerful example of how to live a productive, meaningful, and positive life. He’s an author, medic, seasoned traveler, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker—just to mention a few.

After going to Haiti in 2010 to help the victims of the devastating earthquake, and to Japan in 2011 when the island was rocked by a tsunami, James found himself at odds with the world around him. In 2012, he decided to dedicate himself entirely to the service of others. He founded a non-profit organization called Boots on the Ground, and when not in Haiti or helping out with natural disasters in places like Moore, OK, he’s been completing pre-med courses so he could advance his ability to provide care to those in need.

Recently, James’ hard work paid off and he was accepted to PA (Physician Associate) school. But, he needs your help to get through the 24 month program. When asked about his decision, James told a friend, “I’ve never had to really ask anyone for anything. I’ve always been the one willing to go the extra mile, to take the shirt off my back and give it to others, to make sure others were fed, had shelter, or were given care. I’ve spent my entire adult life, in one form or another, helping people. Serving. Now, for the first time, I’m asking for help so I can continue to help others.”

James is raising funds to help defray the costs of studying medicine. Because the program is so demanding, he won’t have the ability to work. He and his family are taking the incredible step of leaving their friends, family, and life behind to relocate thousands of miles away so James can attend PA school. His goal is simple, he wants to advance his medical knowledge so he can continue to provide care in underserved areas, but at a higher level. The financial burden is significant, but they know with your support they can make it. They can make a difference.

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